Now THIS is the spirit of Halloween!

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Now Playing: Project Locus Arcadia

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Now Playing: Sanctum

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Now Playing: Sanctum

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Engravings And Illustrations Of Witches Over The Centuries

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Engravings And Illustrations Of Witches Over The Centuries

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Alien: Covenant ~ Review

by on May.21, 2017, under Syndicated from the Web

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The Alien universe continues to confound. I was on the side of loving the big ideas of Prometheus and its last minute reveal that puts it firmly in the canon. However, I’m not really sure what to make of Alien: Covenant. It’s much less ambitious and more of a middling effort that adds little to the lore… but is more gory and has more monsters (yay)… but has little story or character development (ney). I wish I had cared more about these characters and felt greater sympathy for their truly chilling screaming death fits. It’s more of a plodding horror film (like Alien) that has some fleeting terrifying moments, when it’s not backsliding into being overtly contemplative or slow moving (like Prometheus). Looking at it plainly, Covenant is more of a “spin-off” with a cast of unknowns and its own story than a true sequel or prequel. And finally, if you’re going to have a “twist ending” make sure the audience doesn’t see it coming an hour before the reveal. I was entertained and temporarily satiated, but this diehard Alien fan wanted either more significance, more substance, OR more horror. I dare not ask for all three at this point.

Side Notes:

1. There’s a fully produced short-film called The Crossing and that reveals what happened to Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the synthetic David (Michael Fassbender) immediately after the events of Prometheus. It bridges the two films and is much better opening that what we got in the Covenant film.

2. Director Ridley Scott revealed in an interview that the next film is called Alien: Awakening and it takes place between Prometheus and Covenant. Oh, boy. Here we go again with what might be the first ever prequel sequel prequel.

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Alien: Covenant ~ Review

by on May.21, 2017, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from Wicked October | Go to Original Post

The Alien universe continues to confound. I was on the side of loving the big ideas of Prometheus and its last minute reveal that puts it firmly in the canon. However, I’m not really sure what to make of Alien: Covenant. It’s much less ambitious and more of a middling effort that adds little to the lore… but is more gory and has more monsters (yay)… but has little story or character development (ney). I wish I had cared more about these characters and felt greater sympathy for their truly chilling screaming death fits. It’s more of a plodding horror film (like Alien) that has some fleeting terrifying moments, when it’s not backsliding into being overtly contemplative or slow moving (like Prometheus). Looking at it plainly, Covenant is more of a “spin-off” with a cast of unknowns and its own story than a true sequel or prequel. And finally, if you’re going to have a “twist ending” make sure the audience doesn’t see it coming an hour before the reveal. I was entertained and temporarily satiated, but this diehard Alien fan wanted either more significance, more substance, OR more horror. I dare not ask for all three at this point.

Side Notes:

1. There’s a fully produced short-film called The Crossing and that reveals what happened to Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the synthetic David (Michael Fassbender) immediately after the events of Prometheus. It bridges the two films and is much better opening that what we got in the Covenant film.

2. Director Ridley Scott revealed in an interview that the next film is called Alien: Awakening and it takes place between Prometheus and Covenant. Oh, boy. Here we go again with what might be the first ever prequel sequel prequel.

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Night Crawlers

by on May.21, 2017, under Syndicated from the Web

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Night Crawlers

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